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Who Is Affected by Dyslexia


Who Is Affected by Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability. About 5 out of 100 school-age children in the United States have dyslexia.1 Because it's a lifelong problem, adults are affected by it too.

References

Citations

  1. Shapiro B, et al. (2007). Specific learning disabilities. In ML Batshaw et al., eds., Children with Disabilities, 6th ed., chap. 25, pp. 367–385. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerThomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Last RevisedJune 4, 2010

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